POLICE officers investigating a street robbery in Bournemouth have released CCTV images of two men who may be able to help with their enquiries.
During the incident, which happened at around 9.45pm on Monday, July 14, a teenage boy was punched in the back of the head before his mobile phone was stolen.
The 17-year-old had been walking in the subway towards the centre of St Paul’s roundabout – also known as the ‘bear pit’ roundabout – while speaking on his iPhone 5c before the attack.
He fell to the ground after being hit, but looked up to see two men running towards Holdenhurst Road in the direction of Lansdowne.
The victim sustained minor injuries that didn’t require hospital treatment.
Detective Constable Katie Savill, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Following enquiries I am now able to release CCTV images of the suspects.
“I am hoping that somebody will know who these men are from the photographs and I would ask anyone who recognises them to contact Dorset Police.
“I am keen to speak with anyone who has any information about the incident or has been offered an iPhone 5c for sale for an unusually cheap price, or in suspicious circumstances.”
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 14:500 Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.